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Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability

Company: The Hartford
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.

We're in the business of helping people achieve amazing things by protecting the things that matter most. And you can help us when you join our team of underwriters. They're at the center of everything we do - and by joining us, you'll be on a team known throughout the industry for providing our customers with the right amount of coverage they need to pursue their unique interests.

Your underwriting career here means collaboration, inclusivity, innovative thinking and so much more. Here, doing things the way they've always been done isn't a part of the job. Here, you'll be putting your creative insights to work with other underwriters and leaders, having a seat at the table with key decision makers. And you'll have any number of opportunities for your career to grow in whatever direction you choose.

As a Senior Underwriter within the Retail E&O open-brokerage team of our Financial Lines Division, your primary role will be to underwrite and actively pursue new business opportunities, managing an existing book of renewal business, providing a high level of service to the needs of our Retail brokerage partners and working in collaboration with other Underwriting Teams within The Hartford to generate/support cross-sell initiatives. The Senior Underwriter will serve as a key member of The Hartford Financial Lines local region, reporting directly to the Managing Director of the Retail E&O open-brokerage team. The Retail E&O open-brokerage team focuses on Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL), MPL/Cyber combination, Accountants Professional, and Excess Lawyer's Professional products. This Senior Underwriter role will be focused on the Southeast region.

We'll Be a Good Match if You Have:

  • A customer-first mindset, putting our customers at the center of everything you do.
  • Highly energetic, self-motivating and driven to find solutions and succeed.
  • A passion for making decisions through both analyzing data and employing critical thinking skills.
  • A team spirit and desire to work collaboratively.
  • A financial mindset to help make the best decisions in order to balance growth and profitability.
  • Ability to own our work and following through on commitments.
  • Ability to decipher and execute within a fluid and changing business environment.
  • An understanding of how to build relationships and trust among diverse groups.


  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • 3 + years of Professional Liability or Financial Lines underwriting experience
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining solid relationships with all internal and external business partners
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • An ability to think analytically about business problems, make recommendations and propose solutions.
  • Demonstration of solid time, organizational, and desk management skills
  • Goal-oriented and delivers outcomes
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and compete to win
  • Superior technical knowledge and sound decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Position may be filled at a different level, depending on experience*

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

Senior Underwriter - UC08BE

Keywords: The Hartford, Schaumburg , Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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